Location, location, location!

Location is a third and major reason to choose a Michigan B&B over other lodging alternatives.

Unlike hotels and motels, B&Bs are rarely found among the off and on ramps of super highways. More often, they are off the beaten path. In many cases, their location makes them unique destinations in themselves:

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Torch Lake Bed & Breakfast, Central Lake (NW)
Enjoy all that Torch Lake has to offer, including the private beach, paddleboards, kayaks, delicious breakfasts  -- and, of course, the view!

Enjoy all that Torch Lake has to offer including the private beach, paddleboards, kayaks, delicious breakfasts — and, of course, the incomparable view!

Chateau Chantal Winery and Bed & Breakfast, Traverse City (NW)
chateau Chantal

Sprawled atop a rise near the northern tip of Old Mission Peninsula, guests may enjoy award-winning wines with their views of Grand Traverse Bay.

 Huron House Bed & Breakfast, Oscoda (NE)

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Above Michigan’s Thumb and below the Straits, nearly every guest room at this B&B looks out over the blue, blue water of Lake Huron.

Some B&Bs provide experiences that are unique and worth a trip all by themselves.

At Willow Pond Bed & Breakfast, Fenwick (SW)

At willow Pond chickens

Guests not only enjoy feeding the barnyard animals, they get to enjoy super-fresh free-range eggs at breakfast every morning.

Outback Guest Ranch Bed & Breakfast, Stanwood (NW)

Outback Guest Ranch

BYOHorse – or skis or snowmobiles or hiking boots (or hunting gear in season) — to explore 2200 acres of a nature lover’s dream. 

Munro House Bed & Breakfast, Jonesville (SE)

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Schoolchildren tour this stately 1834 home that harbored hundreds of fugitive slaves as part of the Underground Railroad. A tunnel and a  secret attic still exist today. 

Often, a B&B’s neighborhood location gives you a peek into the less-traveled parts of a community you likely would otherwise miss — or a community you might simply pass by.

Leonard at Logan House Bed & Breakfast, Grand Rapids (SW)

Leonard at Logan House

This turn-of-the-century mansion is nestled in the heart of historic Heritage Hills, near downtown and safely walkable to nearby restaurants, shops and brew pubs.

Millpond Bed & Breakfast, Clarkston (SE)

Millpond neighborhood

When visiting the Detroit area, this B&B in a suburban neighborhood is close to everything by car and safely walkable to charming downtown restaurants and shops. 

To discover much more about dozens’ more Michigan B&Bs, click here to “design your stay.” Choose from a multitude of specific options including “near attractions” like golf, historic sites, antique shopping, casinos or beach walking– and in “geographic settings” like woods, working farms, villages  or waterfront. You get the idea. A bed and breakfast inn is so much more than just a place to stay. Why settle for the motel stop along the highway?